NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4: Installation Guide for x86, Itanium™, AMD64, and Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T)
What type of installation method do you wish to use? The following
installation methods are available:
If you have a CD-ROM drive and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD-ROMs, you can use
this method. Refer to Section 4.5 Installing from CD-ROM, for
CD-ROM installation instructions.
If you have copied the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ISO images to a local hard drive,
you can use this method. You need a boot CD-ROM. Refer to Section 4.6 Installing from a Hard Drive, for hard drive installation
If you are installing from an NFS server using ISO images or a
mirror image of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can use this method. You need a boot
CD-ROM (use the linux askmethod boot option).
Refer to Section 4.8 Installing via NFS for network installation
instructions. Note that NFS installations may also be performed in GUI
If you are installing directly from an FTP server, use this
method. You need a boot CD-ROM (use the linux
askmethod boot option). Refer to Section 4.9 Installing via FTP, for FTP installation instructions.
If you are installing directly from an HTTP (Web) server, use
this method. You need a boot CD-ROM (use the linux
askmethod boot option). Refer to Section 4.10 Installing via HTTP, for HTTP installation instructions.